Director, Government Affairs and Public Policy, Economic Policy

25 Jul, 2019

Jobs

Director, Government Affairs and Public Policy, Economic Policy

Google
Mountain View, CA; San Francisco, CA; Washington, DC

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • 15 years of policy experience working on economic policy issues.
  • Must have work authorization in the United States.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or PhD in Economics.
  • Experience in economic policy issues, including conducting economic analysis of policy issues.
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse international teams and a variety of stakeholders and executing strategies to deliver exceptional solutions.
  • Familiarity with Internet technologies and the corresponding policy environments.
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills.

About the job

As Economic Policy Director, you will lead Google’s public policy work around economic transformation issues. You will analyze Google’s impact on economies, industries, and labor markets and articulate those impacts to policymakers. You will develop ideas on how governments, businesses, and others can work together to seize the opportunities and address the challenges of digital economic transformation, and develop and lead policy programming to disseminate those ideas. You will also lead our work to assess the economic dimensions of Google’s key policy issues.

You have a diverse economics background, fluency in economic policy issues, and a good understanding of technology policy issues. You also have excellent analytical and organizational skills, the ability to communicate effectively in person and in writing, an aptitude for learning, an ability to develop and implement creative ideas, and the discipline to manage multiple projects with tight deadlines.

You will bring experience interacting with economic policymakers, academics, and other stakeholders at executive levels, and will be able to identify and gather insights and effectively communicate complex technology policy issues.

Google takes its responsibilities seriously, including engaging with government and other stakeholders on important public policy challenges. The Government Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) team leads the company’s engagement with executive branch officials, legislators, regulators and third-parties in the formation of public policy. Working closely with Google leaders, GAPP seeks to identify key policy issues, listen carefully to others’ views and opinions, and distill and share the company’s perspective on those issues with external stakeholders. While we focus on challenges affecting the internet, our issue areas are increasingly broad and encompass many areas where public policy, business, and technology intersect.

Responsibilities

  • Analyze Google’s impact on economies, industries, and labor markets and articulate those impacts to policymakers.
  • Develop ideas on how governments, businesses, and others can work together to seize the opportunities and address the challenges of digital economic transformation, and develop and lead policy programming to disseminate those ideas.
  • Assess the economic dimensions of Google’s key policy issues.
  • Work with think tanks, academics, and other third-parties to develop analysis on digital economic transformation issues.
  • Engage directly with policymakers and key opinion formers, including at key economic policy institutions, at executive levels.

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Job posted: 2019-07-25